Hybrid Stage 1 Animation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Animation: Hybrid Stage 1

The Hybrid approach to treating hypoplastic left heart syndrome was developed at Nationwide Children's, and it spares the baby open heart surgery until the baby is older and bigger. The Hybrid procedure is done in a specialized suite that is a combined operating room and cardiac catheterization room. The child does not require heart-lung bypass for the first stage. It can be used on smaller weight infants and for families who request alternative non-blood medical management. Stage 1 usually is done within the first week of life.

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